As poker players ourselves, we feel a touch of commiseration for Stephen Gerber right now. He five-bet all in pre-flop for 948,000 out of the big blind. His opponent, cutoff player Robert Pisano, tanked and tanked. He took so much time for his decision that Gerber finally called for a clock. When the clock was down to twenty seconds, Pisano made the call to put Gerber at risk of elimination.
The ten-high flop was clean for Gerber, , but a brutal ace spiked on the turn, . A shell-shocked Gerber was off to the rail after the river came .
By the time Pisano was done stacking that pot he was up to 2.31 million in chips.